Word of the Day – Matrilocal

By Mar 6, 2018Word of the Day

Matrilocal (adj)


Denoting a custom in marriage whereby the husband goes to live with the wife’s community.

Early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’ + local.

Example sentences

“Studies have shown us that the community was matrilocal in its set up.”

Word of the Day – Compersion

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Compersion (noun)


The feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy, such as in witnessing a toddler’s joy and feeling joy in response.

From French compérage, derived from French compère, from Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (“godfather”).

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